Teacher’s killer among two terrorists shot dead in Kulgam gunfight: police

One among the slain terrorists involved in killing teacher Rajni Bala in Gopalpora Kulgam.
Teacher’s killer among two terrorists shot dead in Kulgam gunfight: police
An army vehicle leaves encounter site after the gunfight in south Kashmir. [Representational picture]File/ Mir Wasim for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, June 16 : Two terrorists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in the Mishipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday where firing resumed after two days, police said.

“On 14/06/2022, acting on specific information about presence of terrorists in village Mishipora area of Kulgam, police along with 1st RR launched a cordon and search operation in the said area,” said a police spokesman, in a statement.

“As the joint party proceeded towards the suspected spot the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the search party which was retaliated effectively by the joint forces.”

“However, the hiding terrorists managed to shift their base consistently in the village after the initial exchange of fire and tried to breach the cordon but the cordon remained firmly intact and search was going on from the past 02 days to nab them.”

Today, the contact was re-established with the hiding terrorists and the encounter resumed.

“In the ensuing encounter 02 terrorists of HM outfit were killed so far. One of the killed terrorist has been identified as Zubair Sofi of Mohan Pora Kulgam who was involved in killing of woman teacher Mrs Rajni Bala on 31/05/2022. The identification of second killed terrorist is being ascertained. The operation is still in progress.”

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